EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally published at 7:06 a.m. Jan. 27, 2014. Edited to include photos, video, further details and correct address.
It took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish a house fire in Dana Point and rescue the family pet, a chocolate Lab named Coco.
The fire started at 4:45 this morning at a house in the 240 block of Monarch Bay Drive, causing "extensive" damage in the living room and kitchen areas, said Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi.
However, firefighters were able to save the 3,000-square-foot house's four bedrooms and computers, Concialdi said. The family was not home at the time the blaze started.
Officials estimate the damages at $250,000 for the structure and another $150,000 for contents. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Officials are still trying to determine the cause. No firefighters were injured, Concialdi said.